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Naughty Dog, Lionhead, Media Molecule for Career Fair

Industry expert offer practical advice on getting started in the games industry

The Career Fair 2011 will host two days of expert panels featuring representatives from Naughty Dog, Media Molecule, Crytek, Lionhead, Codemasters and Sports Interactive, among many others.

The sessions are designed to give practical advice on starting a career in the industry across a range of disciplines: game design, programming, art & animation, and production & QA, as well as sessions dedicated to education and recruitment.

Among those participating are Sports Interactive studio director Miles Jacobson, Revolution Software founder Charles Cecil, Crytek UK managing director Karl Hilton, Naughty Dog lead designer Richard Lemarchand, and Lionhead Studios lead artist John McCormack.

There will also be a session offering information on the Search for a Star competition, which offers programming graduates the chance to win work experience at UK development studios.

The Career Fair sessions will take place on September 23 and 24 at the Eurogamer Expo in Earls Court, London.

The full programme is listed below.

Friday September 23

13.30: Careers in Games: Programming - Tim Swan (Boss Alien), Lizi Attwood (Relentless Software), Dave Hawes (Eutechnyx), Rob Davis (Playniac)

14.30 Keynote Panel: Games Careers & Education - Miles Jacobson (Sports Interactive), John Wienbren (National Film and Television School), Jason Avent (Boss Alien), Karl Hilton (Crytek UK)

15.30: Careers in Games: Game Design - Charles Cecil (Revolution Software), Richard Lemarchand (Naughty Dog), Joanna Haslam (Relentless Software), Aaron McAree (Codemasters)

16.30: Search for a Star - Lizi Attwood (Relentless Software), Greg Booker (Headstrong), Peter Aunins (Aardvark Swift), Lisa Corbett (Aardvark Swift), Hollie Heraghty (Aardvark Swift)

Saturday September 24

13.30: Careers in Games: Art & Animation - John McCormack (Lionhead Stuios), Scott Davidson (Blitz Games), Mark Sneddon (Creative Assembly), Liam Wong (Crytek UK)

14.30: Keynote Panel: Games Careers & Education - Paulina Bozek (Inensu), William Latham (Goldsmiths University), Imre Jele (Bossa Studios), Sean Murray (Hello Games)

15.30: Meet the Recruiters: Careers Advice from the Front Line - John Chalkley (Amiqus), Peter Aunins (Aardvark Swift), Noel Krohn (MPG Universal)

16.30: Careers in Games: Production & QA - Luci Black (Media Molecule), Dan Jacobs (, Terry Lee (Codemasters), Jez Harris (Supermassive Games)

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Matthew Handrahan: Matthew Handrahan joined GamesIndustry in 2011, bringing long-form feature-writing experience to the team as well as a deep understanding of the video game development business. He previously spent more than five years at award-winning magazine gamesTM.
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